A fort atop a large hill, Thirumayam could easily be the setting of a fairytale. It stands instead as a place of historical importance, with the Thirumayam Fort, and the temples that have been declared as National Monuments, protected and controlled by Archaeological Survey of India.
There are two famous rock-cut shrines, Sathyagirisvarar for Shiva and Sathyamoorthi for Vishnu, adjacent to each other. As soon as one walks into the highly venerated Vishnu temple, the eyes fall upon a most unusual and exquisite Vishnu idol, reclining on a furious Adhiseshan, the snake. Closer to Shiva temple temple stands one of the largest rock inscriptions that deals with music, a rare subject for inscriptions.
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